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2015-09-16

STMicroelectronics: New Motion Sensor from STMicroelectronics Enhances User Interface and Image Stabilization in Smartphones and Tablets

6-axis gyroscope/accelerometer combo handles gesture sensing and image
stabilization simultaneously, with industry's lowest power consumption and
smallest package size

Geneva, September 16, 2015 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM)
, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, a top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems)
manufacturer and the world's leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile
applications[1], has introduced the world's most advanced six-axis
motion-sensing device fully supporting image stabilization in Smartphones,
Tablets, and Digital Still Cameras. The latest addition to ST's iNEMOTMrange
of inertial motion sensors, theLSM6DS3Hcombines a 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis
accelerometer, and an ultra-low-power processing circuit in a
System-in-Package solution that offers the industry's lowest power
consumption and smallest package size.

Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
techniques help minimize image blurring caused by camera motion while the
snapshot is being captured. Initially developed for professional cameras,
these techniques are being increasingly deployed in smartphones and tablets,
where blurring is most likely to occur when the user takes a photograph with
an outstretched arm.

The LSM6DS3H builds on ST's expertise in designinghigh-end gyroscopes for
OISand the Company's pioneering role in providing dual-core gyroscopes
capable of simultaneously handling both user motion and gesture recognition
and camera image stabilization. The tiny, ultra-low-power MEMS module allows
equipment manufacturers to minimize size, system complexity, and cost, while
extending battery life in mobile imaging applications, thanks to a power
consumption of less than 1mA, compared to the 5mA required by systems that
employ two single-function gyroscopes[2].

"Using smartphones to take photographs and videos at public or private events
and sharing the results via social media has become an established part of
our life. Very often people use the phone camera with outstretched arms,
which can degrade the image quality," said Andrea Onetti, General Manager,
Volume MEMS and Analog Division, STMicroelectronics. "Our new multi-function
motion sensor sets to minimize blurring in any photo situation while
extending battery life because of the ultra-low power consumption."

Key technical features of the LSM6DS3H include:

* Ultra-low power consumption of the motion sensors (0.85mA in normal mode,
0.4mA in low power mode), allowing the gyroscope to be "always on";
* Accelerometer power consumption in low-power mode down to 10 uA, 60% less
compared with the previous-generation 6-axis module (LSM6DS3);
* Supports both EIS and OIS applications with a choice of I2C or SPI for the
primary interface and a dedicated auxiliary SPI interface to the camera
module;
* Compact package measuring 2.5mm X 3mm X 0.83mm;
* Accelerometer ODR (Output Data Rate) up to 6.66 kHz, Gyroscope ODR up to
3.33kHz;
* Smart FIFO for dynamic data batching and smarter power management: 4kbyte
FIFO + 4kbyte flexible (FIFO or programmable);
* Full-scale acceleration range +/- 2/ +/- 4/ +/- 8/ +/- 16g;
* Full-scale angular rate range +/- 125/ +/- 245/ +/- 500/ +/- 1000/ +/- 2000
dps;
* Supply voltage from 1.71 to 3.6V, independent IOs supply down to 1.62V;
* SPI/I2C serial interface data synchronization feature;
* Embedded temperature sensor.

TheLSM6DS3His available now in volume production at a price of $1.61 in
quantities of 1ku.

About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and
energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the
heart of everyday life. ST's products are found everywhere today, and
together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter
factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and
Internet of Things devices. By getting more from technology to get more from
life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2014, the Company's net revenues were $7.40 billion, serving more than
100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found atwww.st.com.

For Press Information Contact:

STMicroelectronics
Michael Markowitz
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354
michael.markowitz@st.com
---------------------------------------[1]IHS MEMS Market Tracker - Consumer and Mobile - H2 2014
[2]Internal tests compared the power consumption of the LSM6DS3H with that of
a system that uses a dedicated gyroscope for OIS and another 6-axis MEMS
module for motion sensing/user interface.

STMIcro MEMS Module for OIS_IMAGE
http://hugin.info/152740/R/1952472/710177.jpg
STMIcro MEMS Module for OIS
http://hugin.info/152740/R/1952472/710176.pdf

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